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Intro #1 NotesGeog 1014: World RegionsGlobalization: how the world is changing, people becoming interdependent and interconnected; happening for 100,000 yearsStarted in Africa, hunting game, curiosity compelled tribes to explore earthDiscovered= ConqueredColonial trade routes (1910)Eastern Telegraphic Underwater linesTelephone linesShipping routesAirline systemsGlobalization has accelerated in the past two decades due to: telecommunication, internet, transportation, music, film, art, architecture, cuisineINFORMATION SHARINGGLOBAL ECONOMY: global banking rates, where to buy/sell, global trade chainsEx. 2008 global recession started in U.S.= global recession nowAre not globalized: politics, lawsU.S. USED to be #1; the rest of the world doesn’t matter; they come to us; WHY AMERICANS ARE CLUELESSBUT POWERS ARE RISING; India, China, Japan are becoming powerful (ASIAN ERA)1.Geographic approach: organize WHERE things happen; SPATIALLY to global context